Mike Pence and wife Karen celebrate a victory on Election Day, November 6.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - When Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence is sworn in on January 14, he better bundle up.
Pence’s inauguration ceremony will be held outside on the western steps of the Statehouse. The newly-elected governor and his wife said the location provides room for spectators.
"We want every Hoosier to have an opportunity to take part in the upcoming inaugural events," said incoming First Lady Karen Pence. "With free activities from our Family Fun Day to the Inauguration Ceremony, we want this inaugural weekend to have something for everyone from every corner of the state. Mike and I look forward to joining Hoosiers at each event to mark this special occasion in the life of our state."
In 1997 when Governor Frank O'Bannon held his inauguration outside, the temperature was eight degrees.
The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. The inauguration will be free to attend.
Two days of events will precede the inauguration. A Family Fun Day will be held at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway on the afternoon of Saturday, January 12, followed by an inaugural ball and dance. On Sunday, January 13 an inaugural praise and worship service will be held at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University.
Registration in advance is required for all the events. Registration will open in mid-December.